Shark attacks drone in shocking moment
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A massive tiger shark known as “Big Mama” was filmed biting down on a diver’s head before friends kicked the shark away. Real-time underwater footage shows the hungry shark swimming around a group of divers.
The shark initially appears harmless as it circles the group.
However, according to the Fiji Times after a short time the shark returned and attacked the group of twelve divers.
The shark bit down on the head of one of the divers.
According to a medical report the victim went to a local clinic with eight centimetre-long and 0.5-centimetre-deep wounds on his head.
The tiger shark was reportedly around four to five metres in length.
The incident occurred off Beqa Island, Fiji, when an organised tour group took tourists out for a drive.
A close friend of the victim who experienced the near-miss, told the Fiji Times: “The shark turned to bite the divers and my friend was the unlucky one.
“At that time all the dive masters rushed to push her away, but it was already too late.
“His head was in the shark’s mouth and later the dive master managed to kick her away.
“While the shark was leaving, the victim’s mask and hoodie were pulled off.”
The incident occurred two years ago, however footage has recently surfaced online.
There are more than 100 shark attacks on humans annually worldwide but most are not fatal.
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Some of the larger species of sharks have been known to enter UK waters. In January, experts warned great white sharks are “more than likely” to be in British waters after more than 100 sightings.
National Geographic explorer Professor Yannis Papastamatiou told The Sun: “Britain is arguably the best place in the world to see a basking shark and porbeagles are quite common in the UK.”
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